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Lego Club is cancelled today (January 16, 2017) due to the weather. Parents, please remember if the Dodgeville School District delays two hours or more, or cancels school, juvenile programming is also cancelled. Thank you!

Author Talk: Alex Bledsoe - Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at the Dodgeville Public Library. Please join us. Free admission, books for sale, refreshments provided!

Alex Bledsoe is an American author best known for his novels of the sword and sorcery and urban fantasy genre. To date, Bledsoe's work is typically characterized by hard-boiled protagonists and strong classical noir themes. Meet Alex: "I grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). I've been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. I now live in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, write before six in the morning and try to teach my three kids to act like they've been to town before. I'm the author of the Eddie LaCrosse high fantasy/hardboiled mysteries ("The Sword-Edged Blonde," "Burn Me Deadly," "Dark Jenny," "Wake of the Bloody Angel" and "He Drank, and Saw the Spider"), two novels about vampires in 1975 Memphis ("Blood Groove" and "The Girls with Games of Blood"), the Tufa novels ("The Hum and the Shiver," "Wisp of a Thing," and the upcoming "Long Black Curl") and the "Firefly Witch" short story ebook chapbooks." For more information please click: Alex Bledsoe

Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer

Thank you Kiwanis Club for the 2016 Adopt a Book Program! The Dodgeville Public Library has 40 wonderful new juvenile titles that were purchased with the 2016 donation from the Dodgeville Kiwanis Club. The new titles will be on display during the month of December. For more details, click here! Thank You Kiwanis Club Poster

Thank you 2016 United Fund of Iowa County! The United Fund of Iowa county awarded grant money to the Dodgeville Public Library Children's Department for the On Your Mark, Get Set, Read 2016 Literacy Programs for All ages program. These funds supported supplies for the LEGO Club, purchased 14 bilingual picture books to support the library's Drop-In Bilingual Storytime and supported the purchase of 21 sport related books for the Summer Reading Club. For more details, click here! United Fund Thank You Poster

Great Decisions Discussion Series: We have wrapped up the 2016 Discussion Series and are looking ahead to the 2017 topics. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Each year, the Great Decisions editorial board selects eight of the most pressing global issues and regions that will be the focus of the briefing book, television programs, and online resources. Dodgeville Public Library has participated in the program since 2009 and selects 4 to 6 topics each year for our local discussion group. If you are interested in discussing world affairs with fellow engaged citizens contact

Click here for an overview and a listing of discussion topics:

2017 Great Decisions Overview and 2016 Stats

2017 Great Decisions Topics


Chat and Chew: Book Club for Middle Schoolers. New to the middle school adventure? Right in the middle of it? Chat and Chew is open to students ages 11-15. There is always a book, snacks, and games and not always in that order. We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Dropping in is encouraged, newcomers welcome! Click here to see what we're reading for our December 5th book discussion! Chat and Chew

DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6.30 pm. Click here to see what we're reading for our November and December book discussions. Please join us! Adult Book Club

weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Our 2016 Wednesday registered Storytime has been cancelled. The Library will be offering programming on Thursday mornings at 10:15.

January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.

Drop-In Storytime New program changes! Starting in August, Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. See our information link here! New Storytime Schedule Please note for Thursday mornings in August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will have coloring sheets available for those that would like to color with friends and check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer. More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.

Donations accepted for Friends of the Library book sale during the
3rd full week of each month.
Drop off during regular library hours. Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.

                      '''Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

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